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Some notable career accolades for the multi-talented funny man include: nabbing The AFTRA Award of Excellence in Television Programming for his Fox Television series “Cedric the Entertainer Presents...”; a record-breaking four consecutive NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series” for his portrayal of the lovable “Coach Cedric Robinson” on the WB’s #1-rated The StEve Harvey Show, which ran for six seasons; his first comedy book, Grown-Ass Man, was released in January of 2002 and sold out across the country. In 2001, a viewing audience of over 144 million saw Cedric star in the Bud Light commercial that landed in the #1 spot during the Super Bowl broadcast (subsequently, USA Today dubbed him “Madison Avenue’s Most Valuable Player”). In 1994, Cedric received The Richard Pryor Comic of the Year Award from Black Entertainment Television for his ground-breaking work as host of Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View (1994-95).
The 2011 launch of his WHOCed designer hat line marks yet another facet of the busy and creative comedy star's career.
In June 2012, Cedric's new comedy series The Soul Man debuted. It is a spin-off of Hot in Cleveland based on the funny quirky character "Reverend Boyce 'The Voice' Ballentine" a former R & B music star turned minister that Cedric portrayed last year on the hit "Hot" series. Popular comedic actress Niecy Nash shares the spotlight on the new sitcom co-starring as his wife "Lolli". The Soul Man is created by Cedric and SuzAnne Martin (Hot in Cleveland).
As a philanthropist, Cedric founded The Cedric the Entertainer Charitable Foundation which provides scholarships and outreach programs to enhance the lives of inner-city youth and their families in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. He plans to extend the foundation nationally. (Cedric has awarded over 100 scholarships and countless incentives through his foundation).
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